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    Wisdom teeth removal

    My dentist thinks it would be a good idea to remove my (impacted) wisdom teeth. I've got three, but they're clearly not being used and may well cause problems when I'm older.

    The question is whether to have all three done at once, or have one side done, then the other side later.

    Or should I get a second opinion from another dentist? They're not causing me any problems now, and never have.
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    Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
    My dentist thinks it would be a good idea to remove my (impacted) wisdom teeth. I've got three, but they're clearly not being used and may well cause problems when I'm older.

    The question is whether to have all three done at once, or have one side done, then the other side later.

    Or should I get a second opinion from another dentist? They're not causing me any problems now, and never have.
    No tulip?
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      #3
      For quick release use an A380.
      "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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        #4
        Does he need new tyres on his Bentley?

        Just imagine you quoting a client for additional nice to have work


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          #5
          Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
          My dentist thinks it would be a good idea to remove my (impacted) wisdom teeth. I've got three, but they're clearly not being used and may well cause problems when I'm older.

          The question is whether to have all three done at once, or have one side done, then the other side later.

          Or should I get a second opinion from another dentist? They're not causing me any problems now, and never have.
          Get a second opinion. All surgeries have risks and this seems like an unnecessary one if they're not causing you problems.

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            #6
            I had mine done at 17 and it was far from trivial. They had to chip away part of the bone to get at them. I still have a 'pocket' in my gum where stuff gets stuck where, I assume, the surgeon got a bit scalpel happy. My face was ridiculously swollen and my cheeks, jaw and neck were black with bruising. It certainly took much longer than a day or two to recover. Oh, and you come round from the anesthetic with tampons sticking out your mouth.


            So, if they're not causing issues, I'd say leave well alone.

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              #7
              Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
              My dentist thinks it would be a good idea to remove my (impacted) wisdom teeth. I've got three, but they're clearly not being used and may well cause problems when I'm older.

              The question is whether to have all three done at once, or have one side done, then the other side later.

              Or should I get a second opinion from another dentist? They're not causing me any problems now, and never have.

              Looking at this, get them out ASAP

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                #8
                Originally posted by mudskipper View Post
                I had mine done at 17 and it was far from trivial. They had to chip away part of the bone to get at them. I still have a 'pocket' in my gum where stuff gets stuck where, I assume, the surgeon got a bit scalpel happy. My face was ridiculously swollen and my cheeks, jaw and neck were black with bruising. It certainly took much longer than a day or two to recover. Oh, and you come round from the anesthetic with tampons sticking out your mouth.
                Blimey. I must have had my wisdom teeth out at least 3 times on lads holidays in the past...
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                  #9
                  I was recommended same at 21. My mother talked me out of it, thank god. That is a lot of work and you will really suffer.

                  Never had an issue 35 years later.

                  Personally I would change dentist too.

                  I am sure a few forum members would like to see all the mods go through this.....

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
                    I was recommended same at 21. My mother talked me out of it, thank god. That is a lot of work and you will really suffer.

                    Never had an issue 35 years later.

                    Personally I would change dentist too.

                    I am sure a few forum members would like to see all the mods go through this.....
                    Not all of the mods.
                    Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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